Jan C's Reviews > Sudden Sea: The Great Hurricane of 1938

Sudden Sea by R.A. Scotti
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Jul 31, 2009

it was amazing
bookshelves: disaster
Recommended for: Disaster readers; people who live in hurricane areas

This was great. A lot of science was thrown in here. I found out more about hurricanes than I probably ever wanted to know.

Many personal stories in here. I had previously seen a PBS documentary on the storm. And it told in detail the story of the Moores and their wild ride on the roof of their house ... after it came loose from the house. It is a terrifying story. You don't usually think of hurricanes in Rhode Island or even Long Island.

There is one horrendous story after another. My kind of book. I adore a good disaster book. Especially if it is non-fiction. It REALLY happened! People really survived this.

It is this storm that made people start checking the weather before they leave the house in the morning.
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January 1, 2004 – Finished Reading
July 31, 2009 – Shelved
July 31, 2009 – Shelved as: disaster

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Megan "My kind of book. I adore a good disaster book. Especially if it is non-fiction. It REALLY happened! People really survived this. "

I think you just summed up why I like disaster books.


Jan C Non-fiction isn't for everyone.

But this was most excellent.


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